2011/12 – 43rd Season

HIGHLIGHTS OF SEASON 43

  • For the first time, the choir switched to performing the Annual Concert at the Reading Town Hall instead of the Reading Hexagon
  • We launched our new website complete with new Phoenix logo design
  • The choir were recorded at St Nicholas Church, Newbury for the BBC Berkshire Easter Celebration Service on Easter Day
  • We participated in the Olympic Torch arrival ceremony at the Majeski Stadium
  • Julian and Ami Tisi got married

MUSIC FEATURES

  • Annual Concert guests artists were the Paul Jordanous Quintet.
  • The choral arrangement of Debussy’s De pas sur la neige resulted in some ‘interesting’ performances…
  • Our entry piece was O-re-mi complete with bongo drum
  • Immortal Bach – a bit of a stretch!
  • Dancing Queen – pushing the limits of Phoenix groovy moves
  • Fey O – Dan’s excellent Bass intro

CHAIRMAN   Sharon Baynham

LIST OF ENGAGEMENTS

10 September 2011 – Kings Place, London
15 October 2011 – St Paul’s Church, Wokingham
29 October 2011 – St Peter’s Church, Tiverton, Devon
19 November 2011 – St Nicolas Church, Taplow (Patrons’ Event)
17 December 2011 – Reading Minster, Reading (Carol Concert)
28 January 2012 – Concert Hall, Reading Town Hall, Reading (Annual Concert with Paul Jordanous Quintet)
25 February 2012 – High Street Methodist Church, Maidenhead
17 March 2012 – St John’s Church, Woodley, Reading
2 April 2012 – St Nicolas Church, Newbury (BBC Easter Programme Recording)
28 April 2012 – St Barnabas Church, Emmer Green
12 May 2012 – Holy Trinity Church, Sunningdale
26 May 2012 – Englefield House, Theale (In aid of Duchess of Kent House)
7 July 2012 – St Nicolas Church, Newbury
10 July 2012 – Madejski Stadium, Reading (Olympic Torch Relay Ceremony)
13-15 July 2012 – CD Recording at Queen Anne School, Caversham
4 August 2012 – St Edward’s Church, Windsor (Wedding of Amy and Julian Tisi)